- Air Flights
Major airlines fly into Cape Town and Johannesburg on a daily basis. You won’t get cheaper fares by booking them in Southern Africa so you may as well book them from wherever you are/live.
- Baz Bus Hop on Hop off
The Baz Bus is a hop-on, hop-off backpackers bus in South Africa.
It’s an easy way to get from A to B and a fun way to meet other travellers. They drop you at your backpacking hostel door.
- Buy back Car Companies
Buy a car here for your journey through Southern Africa and save up to 60% in rental fees!
- Car Hire South Africa
There are a number of cheap car hire operators in South Africa.
All of the cities in South Africa have car hire branches.
- Long distance trains
Southern Africa does not have a great railroad infrastructure so travelling by train is fairly restrictive (but fun nonetheless).
- Minibus taxis
Without doubt, the cheapest way to travel is to use local black transport systems or “minibus taxis”. They require nerves of steel but are definitely the most efficient way to get around pretty much anywhere in South Africa.
Long Distance Buses
There are a number of long distance buses including Translux, Intercape, Greyhound and the Baz Bus (which is the only real backpacker bus).
- Mainliner bus services
These are usually air-conditioned “luxury buses” which have on-board toilets and a hostess who occasionally offers you a sugary drink or blanket.
“Chicken (pack ‘em and stack ‘em) busses” are cheaper, less spacious, more crowded, more likely to be fun (if you have a sense of humour) and more likely to break down. In some areas they may be the only bus service and are unlikely to have a strict timetable.
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Farmer Redbeard is a self sustaining farm in Ashton where you can get down and dirt with good ol' fashioned farm work.
(Addo Elephant Park,Route 62)
A - framed huts await your coming.
The Cape Town backpackers which is located at the top end of Long Street, next to the Long Street Baths and all the action.
(Cape Town City Centre,Cape Town)
Located at the edge of a beautiful indigenous forest, close to animal sanctuaries, activities and adventures.
(Addo Elephant Park,Garden Route)
This is the Rolls Royce of all bungy jumps. And at 216m it’s the highest too. Ask any backpackers hostel in the area for more info and bookings.
If the awesome mural wrapping the side of Stoked Backpackers in Muizenberg doesn’t hook you, then maybe the killer views will.
(Muizenberg and Kalk Bay,Cape Town)
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This East London backpackers is conveniently close East Londons's beaches, shops and bus station.
(East London,Sunshine Coast)
Cape Town backpackers says it all in the name......
(Cape Town City Bowl,Cape Town)
Letaba River Lodge Eco Park is conveniently located in Tzaneen, Limpopo